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Egyptian in Mut

El Forsan Cafe

Behind El Forsan Hotel (you can walk through the hotel to enter), this surprisingly lush patch of grass is home to a garden cafe that serves up mammoth feasts of simple but fresh Egyptian flavours, including all man…
Ruins in Mut

Old Town of Mut

Old Mut's visitors lived in fear of raiding Bedouin, so very few houses have outside windows, to protect against intruders and heat and dust. The labyrinthine streets had a similar purpose. On the top is Mut's old c…
Egyptian in Mut

Said Shihad

Owner Said is on to a good thing here: grilling up a nightly meat-centric feast to a dedicated following of hungry locals. The shish kebab is the thing to go for – perfectly succulent and served with potatoes in a t…
Egyptian in Mut

Ahmed Hamdy's Restaurant

On the main road into town is Ahmed Hamdy’s popular place serving delicious chicken, kebabs, vegetables and a few other small dishes inside or on the terrace. The freshly squeezed lime juice is excellent, as is the …
Egyptian in Mut

Fateer Al Wadi

Fresh-from-the-oven sweet or savoury fiteer (flaky pizza), made to order by a friendly crew.
Museum in Mut

Ethnographic Museum

These days Dakhla’s wonderful museum is only opened on request: ask at the tourist office (or call) and Omar Ahmad will arrange a time for your visit with the museum’s manager, Ibrahim Kamel. The museum is laid out …